In the summer of 2010, Hillsborough Beautification Foundation (HBF) volunteers “put on their gloves” to create, build and nurture a community vegetable garden located on a formerly vacant and weed-filled lot in Hillsborough. This lot is owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission(SFPUC) and must remain undeveloped to provide access to the storm drainage system. The idea was to transform the unused land into a productive, organic garden to provide vegetables to local food banks. We now have an incredible and committed group of hands-on volunteers including a intern group of high school students. These volunteers monitor the garden weekly; such jobs include harvesting when needed, delivering to shelters such as InnVision Shelter Network in San Mateo and CALL Primrose in Burlingame. The Harvest Garden welcomes new volunteers to come and help in the garden.